The Fuji X-E1 has without doubt put the fun back into photography for myself and Mrs P. Certain tools or gadgets give a very enjoyable tactile experience and I think you either get this or you don’t. Apple understand this and you get this using an iPhone or an iPad – not only are they great tools for the job they do, but they are nice to touch, to handle and to hold. The Fuji X range of cameras has this quality about them and like the Apple products the Fuji cameras ooze quality. The pleasure to be had from simply using the Fuji X-E1 has made us want to photograph more things more often and to stretch ourselves that bit further. This camera suits us perfectly for the way we like to photograph and what we like to photograph. It is a perfect vacation camera, but to explain that better take a look at Patrick’s take on this at findingrange.com here. Indeed the whole topic of why we photograph and to what end is a blog in itself, which in truth I intend to write shortly – but for now, I want to look at what is coming next on our Fuji adventure.
Well this rekindled love of photography has made us want to stretch our wings and play a bit with flash photography and maybe dabble with some off camera flash. Our love of the tactility of the Fuji X-E1 and our appreciation of it’s innate beauty means we are drawn to the flash that was designed to go with these cameras – the Fuji efx20. This is a flash with a nod to design in terms of build quality and looks. It fits in with the compactness of the camera and the looks of the camera, and it will fit in the Billingham bag that carries the Fuji kit. That’s it really, we want one of these beauties and we want to have a play with flash. Gary Austin has taken an excellent look at this flash on YouTube and he is well worth subscribing too. You can see his review below – it sold it to me!